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It's a 1996 Seville SLS with 134,000 miles.
When I start the car up, I hear a very loud blower sound that stays on for quite a while. That's without the heat/ac/fan or anything at all on. Also, I hear a "ticking" sound. The best way to describe it is that it sounds just like you were sticking a plastic straw into a circular fan. This seems to be coming from my center console/shifter area, under the cup holder somewhere. I need to pull it apart one of these nights. Nothing seems affected, but can anyone guess what these two problems might be??? :banghead:
 

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It's a 1996 Seville SLS with 134,000 miles.
When I start the car up, I hear a very loud blower sound that stays on for quite a while. That's without the heat/ac/fan or anything at all on. Also, I hear a "ticking" sound. The best way to describe it is that it sounds just like you were sticking a plastic straw into a circular fan. This seems to be coming from my center console/shifter area, under the cup holder somewhere. I need to pull it apart one of these nights. Nothing seems affected, but can anyone guess what these two problems might be??? :banghead:
The blower noise when starting the car is probably the Air Pump. It can sound a bit like a vacuum cleaner (since the motor used is actually from a commercial vacuum cleaner).
The noise from the console is strange. I only had FWD Devilles and not Sevilles or Eldorados but I'll guess it might be the rear fan. I'm not even sure there IS a rear fan in your car but in the Deville, there's a fan in the console for the rear passengers.
 

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Thanks. I guess there's only one way to find out for sure....get the tools out. This car has so many electrical issues lately. :bulging:
I'm jsut wondering why these noises suddenly got so much louder.
 

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I had a similar noise and realised it was the rear seat blower control that is on the center console. Seems rather dumb I know but it can be switched on unintentionally by a rear seat passenger.
 

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"Unintentionally" ???? Isn't that why there is a control button, fan speed and vent adjustments back there - or do you always reach back and do it yourself ???

Not bad for a 12 year dead thread. :rolleyes:
 

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i actually DO reach back there and turn it on for my mother-in-law and adjust it for her when I take her, sister-in-law and my lovely wife to Bar Bingo. :worship:
 

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If you are aware of the blower switch location it is very easy for someone to bump it ....yes unintentionally ....when vacating the car.
 
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